Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Jan. 19)
Saturday, January 19
Slam Dunk Autism Challenge
At Middletown North
Toms River East 55, Mater Dei 45
Junior guard Jordyn Madigan erupted for a career-high 23 points and senior guard Kamryn Lister clicked for 17 to power the Raiders (8-4) to a third consecutive win.
Toms River East wiped out a 15-10 deficit, countering with a 36-11 surge over the second and third quarters, to assume a 44-26 lead.
Junior guard Katherine Zoda drained six 3-pointers and finished with 21 points for Mater Dei (9-5).
No. 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 58, No. 7 Marlboro 34
Rumson-Fair Haven (9-4) signaled its continuing development with a defining performance. The Bulldogs combined a tour de force on the glass that reaped 54 rebounds with rigid defense that limited Marlboro (10-4) to a season-low 34 points, 32 below its average.
Junior forward Lucy Adams was responsible for 18 points and 13 rebounds, marking her seventh double-double, and sophomore Cortland McBarron registered her first with 10 points and 10 boards. Freshman guard Charlie Rosen had a season-high 12 points and sophomore forward Chase Boyle added six points and 10 rebounds.
Marlboro got a team-high 11 points from sophomore guard Sammy Jay and nine points from senior forward Theresa Besso, who accounted for three of the Mustangs' eight 3-pointers.
No. 10 Colts Neck 56, Allentown 35
Colts Neck (9-4) picked up its third straight win, racing to a 16-9 lead and never looking back. Junior guard Camryn Foltz led the way for the Cougars with 24 points, matching the season high she netted in Friday night's victory over Ocean.
Senior forward Catherine Gibson stroked three 3-pointers and totaled 11 points for Colts Neck, which led, 30-20, at the half and 43-28 through three quarters. Senior forward Eva Gibson had seven points and sophomore guard Jess Thesing, back in the lineup after missing the previous two games, flipped in six.
Middletown North 50, Howell 49
Senioe guard Melissa Golembieski collected 12 points, three rebounds and two blocks to lead three players in double figures for Middletown North (7-8), which snapped a three-game losing streak.
Senior forward Gina Palladino complemented 11 points with six boards and her sophomore sister Victoria knocked down two threes and finished with 10 points, three rebounds and two assists.
The loss was the third in a row for Howell (8-4).
Coaches Choice USA Showcase
At Trenton Catholic
Lodi Immaculate 41, Red Bank 21
Notre Dame 49, No. 8 Toms River North 41
Notre Dame (10-4) took a 23-20 lead into halftime and expanded the advantage to 37-27 behind a 14-7 effort in the third quarter.
Senior forward Jenna Paul led Toms River North (10-3) with 17 points and seven rebounds and junior swing Kristina Johnson had 11 points, five boards and three assists. Freshman guard Sydney Howell scored six on a pair of 3-pointers for the Mariners, who dropped their second in a row.
Erika Porter had a game-high 18 for Notre Dame and the Irish got an additional 13 from Leah Johnson.
Trenton Catholic 53, Donovan Catholic 28
State power Trenton Catholic ended the Griffins' nine-game winning streak, seizing control from the outset with a 20-6 start.
Sophomore guard Jordyn Keating and junior guard Paige Slaven topped Donovan Catholic with nine points apiece.
Jackson Memorial 67, J.P. Stevens 43
The Jaguars (7-5) put everything together with three players scoring double figures and junior point guard Bianca Giordano, who netted nine, keeping all involved through a dozen assists.
Sophomore guard Rachel Capua poured in a season-high 23 points and cleared five boards, senior swing Dani Evans supported 20 points with 11 rebounds and junior guard Kristina Donza added 13 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Jackson jumped out to a 24-4 lead and increased the margin to 44-18 by halftime.
Kiss Cancer Goodbye Showcase
Southern vs. Cedar Creek, PPD
Ocean 46, Freehold 28
Senior forward Morgan Bartlett pumped in a season-high 25 points to go with six rebounds, three assists and three steals to power Ocean (7-8), which opened a 26-12 halftime lead.
Junior forward Bette Bradley grabbed a dozen rebounds and scored six for the Spartans.
Beth Grossman topped Freehold (3-11) with 10 points.
Manalapan at Matawan, 11:30
Kellenberg (NY) 51, Neptune 48
Junior forward Macy Brackett backed 21 points with 14 rebounds and freshman guard Ahjanae Young scored 18 for Neptune (6-7), which held a 17-6 lead after the initial eight minutes.
The Scarlet Fliers were in front, 34-30, heading into the fourth, where Kellenberg closed with a 21-14 burst.
No. 2 St. Rose 66, National Christian (Md.) 52
The Purple Roses (12-0) took care of business, particulary over the second and third quarters, when they put together a 42-24 showing to build a 52-33 cushion.
Senior guard Lauren Lithgow lit it up from the perimeter, nailing four 3-pointers on the way to a season-high 22 points and junior swing Brynn Farrell also netted 22 to go with eight rebounds, three assists and a steal. Junior forward Makayla Andrews supplied nine points and six boards while sophomore guard Abby Antognoli had nine points, two assists, two rebounds and three steals.
Spotswood at Point Beach, 12
Lakewood 45, Pleasantville 22
The Piners (3-12) pocketed their second win in three games in resounding fashion, darting to a 19-9 lead.
Junior guard Aysha Diawara and senior forward Tiana Medina each dropped 14 points while junior guard Jessica Rivera scored nine and sophomore guard Melissa Estevez had eight.
Red Bank Catholic at Xaverian (NY), PPD